“I just wanted to thank you for the awesome hot chocolate hike last weekend.  My kids had such a great time and really enjoyed the afternoon.  And I must say that even I learned a lot…as a 43 year old woman still learning things about nature was really cool!  We love the arboretum and my kids have really enjoyed the camps and spring break weeks and all the special events that you provide throughout the year, so a big thank you to you and the entire arboretum staff for such fun and informative programming.  Hope to see you again soon on the next hot chocolate hike!”
-Leigh Ann A., Member

  • Citizen Science

    Here at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum we believe in leading the way to a more sustainable future, but we can’t do it alone! Citizen science is a volunteer-based opportunity that empowers YOU to be the scientist. From in-the-field experience to data collection we aim to equip all our volunteers with

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    After School Clubs

    Eco-Explorers 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month January 11-March 22 (5 Classes) 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Graders meet after school for an hour of hands-on nature discovery through guided walks, scientific investigation and woodlands discovery.  Please be sure your child dresses for the outdoors.

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    Membership Workshops

    Monthly Membership Workshops We appreciate our members and we want to give back.  During these monthly workshops and lectures we give you- our valued members- a chance to be in the loop on a variety of environmental subjects starting this September.  Join us in the Stone House for snacks, drinks,

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    Kids, Teens and Young Adults

    Our programming for kids, teens and young adults teach valuable life lessons, while teaching kids to care for the world around them. Sunday “Crafternoon” Sunday, March 12, 2017 1:00-2:00pm Long, cold, dark winter days getting you down?  Make your own desert getaway: a miniature succulent garden!  Build your own terrarium

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    Arboretum Birthday Parties

    Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Birthday Parties are offered on each Saturday and Sunday: 11:30AM-1:00Pm or 2:00PM-3:30PM. Nintey minute minute birthday parties are available for children ages 3-12. Your child and 15-20 of their friends will enjoy a 45 minute guided nature-themed party.* Birthday parties are offered exclusively to individuals with a CHA

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    Toddler and Pre-School

    About Our Early Childhood Education Classes Arboretum Sprouts: 1 and 2 year old children with a caregiver Turtle Tots: 3 to 5 year old children (drop off)  Our early childhood education programs are weekly classes where your youngest learners can explore the natural world through stories, songs, hikes and hands-on learning.

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    Family Programs

    Monthly Guided Hikes 11:00. 1:00 and 3:00; Fall is a time for change at the Arboretum.  Spend some time with the Arboretum’s Teen Volunteers as they tell you about their upcoming Citizen Science Projects and how you can become a citizen scientist at the CHA.  Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged. January

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    Camps

     Mid-Winter Camp: February 20th-24th, 2017   Stay warm during Winter Break as we explore the Arboretum with our snow boots and gloves on!  Children will enjoy some fun in the winter weather while learning about some of the curiousities of the winter season.  Please bring a snack and lunch and

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    School Programs

    The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) offers field trips and classroom programs for grades K-5. Each lesson has been designed to correlate to NJCCC and supplement science curriculum. Students learn about a nature-themed topic through observation, discussion, teamwork, and hands-on activities. Field Trips Our 90 minute field trips are conducted 50%

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    Scout Programs

    Scout Programs The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum provides many opportunities to observe artifacts, meet a naturalist, and learn to share your world with wildlife. Our educators have a variety of programs specifically designed to meet the requirements of many Boy Scout and Girl Scout Badges. Most programs are typically 60-90 minutes long,